Mercedes-Benz has recently introduced a set of updates for its electric vehicle range, namely the EQA crossover and the EQB SUV. These refreshed models bring forward not only minor aesthetic tweaks but also a significant upgrade in onboard technology, an enhanced multimedia system, and notably, increased driving range.
Distinguishing the latest iterations is easier than ever with their striking black grilles, which have done away with the former silver accents. Complementing this new look, the grilles are now adorned with tiny star illuminations across their surface. Moreover, the iconic illuminated line connecting the headlights remains a signature feature.
On the technological front, both updated models now come standard with a 10.25-inch central screen for the multimedia system. Running the latest MBUX operating system, the interface offers three different displays, ten fresh color options, and the Zero Layer interface for streamlined menu navigation.
Wireless connectivity for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto is a welcome addition. The previous trackpad navigation method has been phased out, making way for an enhanced voice command system.
Audiophiles can opt for the Burmester audio system, now equipped with Dolby Atmos technology and additional relaxing soundscapes for an immersive driving experience. Also available on the optional list are the Active Distance Assist Distronic speed control system and an augmented reality navigation system. The latter can also be availed through a subscription model.
Mercedes-Benz further highlights improvements in exterior sensors and parking assistance systems. In a noteworthy addition, the 5-seater EQB model now has the option for a tow hitch, an amenity previously exclusive to its 7-seater counterpart.
Orders for the revamped Mercedes EQA and EQB versions are set to commence this fall. Prospective buyers can expect deliveries to begin in the first half of 2024.